Women’s Circle

I’ve been reading and enjoying Margot Adler’s “Drawing Down the Moon.” Several people in my protogrove decided to read it towards various ADF study programs and to honor Adler as an Ancestor.  I know I’ll have more to discuss when I’m finished.  For now, I’m nearing the end of the section on Feminist Witchcraft.  IContinue reading “Women’s Circle”

My Completed Crane Bag

Back before I had Bee, I researched crane bags and then made what I called a “motherhood crane bag” to keep with me through labor.  Since then, I have been meaning to make a general Druidic crane bag to have with me when conducting rituals.  My friend and grovie, Tara Loughborough, inspired me to makeContinue reading “My Completed Crane Bag”

Family Lughnasadh

Last weekend, we celebrated Lughnasadh with friends from Northern Rivers Protogrove and Muin Mound Grove at the latter’s annual Lugh Games. There was friendly competition, feasting, swimming, singing around a fire, and a lovely ritual. My husband was crowned the champion of the games! It was a wonderful time. Today, I celebrated Lughnasadh with myContinue reading “Family Lughnasadh”

Honoring Margot Adler

I’m ashamed to say that I never read the late Adler’s groundbreaking book, Drawing Down the Moon.  The news of her sudden death moved me to order it immediately.  I needed to read it; I needed to honor one of our community’s elders – now ancestors.  I had admired her as a journalist on NPR, nowContinue reading “Honoring Margot Adler”

Saining a Workspace, Giving Back to my Community

  Last Sunday, I was called on by a friend in my community and protogrove to sain her workspace – the pottery studio at the Thousand Islands Art Center.  It was a wonderful experience for both of us, and I learned a lot! I was extremely humbled when she asked me to perform this ritual.  She toldContinue reading “Saining a Workspace, Giving Back to my Community”

Bealtaine With Northern Rivers

  Northern Rivers celebrated its second Bealtaine together on May 10th.  The skies, which had been full of rain clouds, became pleasant and even sunny.  Perfect Maypole weather!  What a blessing! I’ve never found evidence that the ancient Celts celebrated the holiday with a Maypole, but it’s become such an important part of the modernContinue reading “Bealtaine With Northern Rivers”

Offerings of Service for the Earth Mother and Nature Spirits

Three Cranes Grove, ADF, did an “Earth-Along” last weekend with people all over the world.  You didn’t need to  be part of Three Cranes, or even ADF, to participate.  The first day was of service to the Earth Mother and Nature Spirits.  As I said recently, I take a bag into the woods with me every year right afterContinue reading “Offerings of Service for the Earth Mother and Nature Spirits”

The Ditzy Druid Looks Back at 2013

Well 2013, it’s been interesting.  You had some great moments but also some really difficult times.  You were a year of great change and growth.  There was death and birth alike. January We started the year  performing a blessing ceremony on our apartment and then enjoying an evening with friends.  The omens were good butContinue reading “The Ditzy Druid Looks Back at 2013”

Yule Along 2013 – Day 1

If you read my post from yesterday about getting ready for the Winter Solstice, you’ll remember that I’m (virtually) joining with the Three Cranes Grove to take part in their annual Yule Along.  Today is the day to begin and welcome the winter wanderer.  Since a day to celebrate winter and snow comes later, IContinue reading “Yule Along 2013 – Day 1”

Babies Make Meditation Hard

My baby is like a little anchor to the physical realm.  It’s so difficult to meditate with her.  Trance is pretty much impossible now.  I’m sure it’s different for every parent, and I am certainly curious about what others have experienced. Babies depend on their mothers for food, warmth, protection, and love.  Mothers are biologicallyContinue reading “Babies Make Meditation Hard”